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  Radio transmitting and studio equipment. (Separate pages for major manufacturers)

Catalogs, brochures, manuals and diagrams from manufacturers of broadcast equipment from the 1930's to recent years.
Note that the larger manufacturers have their own pages as listed below.

Separate Pages for these manufacturers
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Brands Without Separate Pages
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Equipment Site Links
Shafer 900
Oldie but goodie; Schaefer 903 manual courtesy Dave Stewart.
Old Microphones
A site with featuring microphones, microphones and more microphones.
Gates Harris Newsletters:
A site with the manufacturer's own newsletter from 1935 on.
Hallikainen And Friends

Harold Hallikainen has an extensive collection of manuals and catalogs of all kinds of equipment

Orban Optimod
A collection of all the manuals for the Optimod
The Eclectic Engineer
Barry Mishkind's fantastic chronology of each brand and its models with pictures of most of them
Steam Powered Radio
A large and well organized collection of manuals, catalogs and even some station photos!
  General Product Lines
1936 General Radio Catalog J
1938 Allied Electronics Catalog
  General Radio Catalog K
1940 REL FM Transmitter Booklet
1942 Allied Electronics
1949 Ampex 201 Tape Recorder
  EIMAC tube catalog
Allied Electronics
1957 Alford TV Transmitting Equipment
1959 Gotham Audio Catalog
60's Spotmaster 60's Collection
1962 General Electric Audio Catalog
1963 General Radio Company
64-71 Shure catalog one sheets and brochures
1964 Example of a Heathkit Assembly manual for an Intercom
1966 Gotham Audio Catalog
1969 Allied Electronics
70's McCurdy: large collection of studio gear catalog pages and price lists from 1968 to 1979,
  Sparta General Catalog
1970 Magnetic Tape Glossary - Ampex
1972 Tectronics Catalog
1974 Olson Electronics Catalog
1976 AEL Transmitter Catalog
1976 McMartin Broadcast Catalog
  AEL RF / Transmitters
1977 Broadcast Electronics
Dorrough DAP 320 Multi Band Processor
  UREI Catalog
1978 Continental High Power Transmitters
  McMartin Broadcasting Catalog
1979 McMartin General Catalog
1980 Sparta Electronics Catalog
1981 Continental Electronics
  Shure Catalog
  McMartin BA-1-K 1kw / 500 / 250 w.
1984 Dorrough DAP-610 Multi Band Processor
1985 Crouse-Kinzey
1985 Lauderdale Electronics Labs
  Green List Catalog / David Green
1986 Continental Electronics 1986-1987
1988 Broadcast Electronics Cat. 105
  Allied General Catalog
  Bradley Broadcast 1998-99
1989 Spotmaster Catalog #102
  Marti Electronics Catalog
  Broadcast Supply West Catalog
  Varian Continental Catalog
1990 Marti Electronics catalog
1991 Bradley
1993 Continental Electronics
1994 Harris Allied General Catalog
1995 PAS Professional Audio Supply
1997 Broadcasters General Store
  Bradley 1997-1998 Catalog
2000 BSW Catalog
2001 Andrew Catalog 38
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  Ampex Tape Equipment
1960 Ampex Tape Deck Catalog
1967 AG 300 Brochure
  AG 400 Brochure
  AG 440-8 8 track Brochure
  AG 400 Prices
  FCC Documents
1964 EBS Manual 1964
70's FCC Station Checklist
  Cart Machines &  Audio Tape
1968 Spotmaster 500c & 505c Cart Manual
70's Spotmaster Early 70's
Tapecaster Series 700 Manual and Catalog
70's Spotmaster 303 & 305 Cart Manual 1971 to 1975 revisions
75' Spotmaster Late 70's
1974 Spotmaster Cart Machines and Audio
1975 Spotmaster 303 & 305 Multi Deck
Spotmaster Catalog
ITC 750 Series Reel to Reel
ITC SP & WP Cart Reproducers
ITC Triple Deck Cart Reproducer
1976 Tapecaster 700
ITC ESL Splice Finder & Eraser
Ampro Cart Machines 2500 & 3500
1977 Spotmaster 3000 Series Cart Machine
1978 McMartin full Product Line
80's ITC Series 99 Cart Machine manual
1980 Spotmaster 4000 cart manual
1981 ITC 770 Series Reel to Reel
1984 Otari 5050B Tape Deck
1985 Spotmaster 2000 cart manual 1985 revision
  Distributor Catalogs
1982 Video Images
1983 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1985 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
  Green List
1986 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1987 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1988 Video Images
1990 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1991 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
Video Images
1992 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1993 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
  American Media Service
1994 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
  Harris Allied
Video Images
1995 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
  Professional Audio Supply
1996 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1997 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
Video Images
1998 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
1999 Broadcast Supply Worldwide
2000 Bradley
2001 Broadcast Supply Worldwide Spring
  Broadcast Supply Worldwide Summer
Broadcasters General Store
2002 Broadcasters General Store
2003 Bradley
  Specific Products
1933 Blaw Knox Towers
1938 Allied Radio parts and radios
1944 Ampex VR 1000 Manual
Allied Dictionary of Radio Terms
1946 Raytheon RA250 Transmitter Brochure
1947 REL-518-D-FM
DuMont Master Series TV Transmitter
40's Federal 1 kw and 3 kw FM transmitters
REL 518 1 kw FM transmitter
REL 600 FM Modulation & Frequency Monitor
1948 Raytheon 1948 Price List
Raytheon BF250 Brochure
Raytheon BF250 Manual
Raytheon RA1000 Brochure
Raytheon RA1000 Manual
Raytheon Studio Console
50's Klieglight Stage Lighting Catalog
1954 Continental 105C Megawatt Transmitter
1955 Heathkit Signal Generator - Example of assembly manual
1956 DuMont Color Pac
DuMont mobile Vitascan
1957 General Radio 650 Impedance Bridge
1958 Conalert II CONELRAD alert receiver manual and schematic.
60's Meltron modulation monitor
Ampex VR 1000 Manual
Hammarlund HQ-180 Service Manual
Ampex Cue-Matic tape "disk"
1962 CBS Volumax 400 
Magnecord PT6-6 Tape Recorder
Machelette Cathode Press
Digitech Synchronous Pattern Distortion Generator DT-120
1963 Miller Coils
Machelette Cathode Press 1
Machelette Cathode Press 2
Machelette Cathode Press 3
Rust Autolog
1964 Example of a Heathkit Assembly manual for an Intercom
Ampex CueMatic description for NAB Engineering Conference
Machelette Cathode Press 1
Machelette Cathode Press 2
Machelette Cathode Press 3
1965 Machelette Cathode Press 1
Machelette Cathode Press 3
1966 Bauer 707 1 Kw AM
  Continental 317C 50 kw Transmitter brochures
CBS FM Volumax manual
1967 CBS Audimax III 444
1969 Eimac catalog
Sonomag Carrousel 250 Manual
Andrew Catalog 26
70's Edit-All Tape Splicer Manual
70's Schaefer 903 Automation
  Electro-Voice Catalog 165
UMAC Infernal Anode data sheet
Rockwell Retro Encabulator (spoof)
CBS Program Monitor
McMartin SCA Technology
McMartin FM Clinic Presentation
AEL 2213 Stereo Generator
1971 Tectronix
1972 Signentics Write Only Memory
CBS Audimax 4440A
Orban Page for CRL Manuals
1973 AEL 12.5 & 25 kw manuals
Jampro Antenna Catalog
1974 Ampex AVR-1
  Continental High Power Design Considerations
1975 AEL FM-20E FM Exciter manual
AEL FM-15QE SG Stereo Generator
1975 EIMAC Catalog 175
EIMAC 5CX1500A data sheet
1976 SMC Carrousel manual
1977 Delta Operating Impedance Bridge
AEL FM-15QE Exciter
1978 McMartin Company Profile Brochure
Sono-Mag 790.721-710 Manual
Sono Mag SMC 590 Record Center
1978 AEG-Telefunken High Power AM
80's Broadcast Electronics technical paper "The Composite Signal: Key to Quality FM
1980 LPB Model AM-5 AM Transmitter
LPB S-2 Limiter-Compresser
1981 Continental General Catalog
McMartin One-Sheet brochures
1982 Tascam 122 Cassette Brochure
  Motorola Introduction to the C-Quam System (1982 and 1985 revision)
Tascam 122 Cassette Manual
Marconi high power short wave xmtrs
Ellason Color Radar for broadcasters
1983 Compellor 300 Audio Processor
1984 Sono-Mag 250 Carrousel manual
AEL FM 12KD FM Transmitter
1985 UREI 535 Equalizer Manual
1986 Delta CQuam AM Stereo Exciter
  Amperex High Power Klystrons
1987 Continental General Catalog & Prices
3M HCDATM-3000-Digital-Audio-System
1988 LPB TIS AM Transmitter manual
TFT 8300-SL Studio Transmitter Link
1989 Tectronix
Continental FM Transmitter brochures
1990 Channel Master Antennas
1992 Motorola AM Stereo Brochure
Continental 802B FM Exciter
Continental 816R 25 kw FM transmitter
1992 Professional Audio Supply
1993 American Media Service catalog
1997 Andrew Complete 600 page catalog
2006 LPB ATU 30 TIS Antenna Tuning Unit
LPB ATU 20 Antenna Coupler
2009 SBE "50th Anniversary of the Cart Machine" - Lots of pictures -
2012 Telos Alliance Catalog
2013 STORQ install manual